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5 Matching questions

  1. masks
  2. tragic hero
  3. ate
  4. Sophocles
  5. skene
  1. a this was the "tent"; it was the backdrop for the orchestra (it was scenery); it was a room for changing and hiding props
  2. b famous Greek author, most known for books in the "Oedipus Trilogy"; considered "the height" of Greek tragedy; his plays have lots of irony, and major themes of his plays include arrogance and the "wisdom of accepting fate"; made the actors the main part of his plays; even though he wrote 123 plays, only seven are still around today
  3. c these were the most essential part of a Greek actor's costume and they were simple, yet personalized to each character
  4. d ruin/delusion (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  5. e this person is basically a good person (not a villain or a hero) who has some tragic flaw (harmartia) that results in his downfall

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. excessive pride (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  2. this is a contrasting relationship between a character's understanding of his/her situation and what the audience actually understands that character's situation to be; in short, the audience knows something that the character doesn't; Sophocles used lots of this; an effective technique in Oedipus that is used to add to the suspense
  3. the purging of negative emotion in an audience by raising emotions
  4. the god of human and agricultural fertility who was deemed the patron of song, poetry, and drama; Greek drama began as a religious observance of him; the "Cult of this person" practiced rituals/celebrations for him
  5. this was the first movement of the chorus in an ode

5 True/False questions

  1. anagnoresisthe purging of negative emotion in an audience by raising emotions


  2. Greek actorsthis was the final scene of the play (before the epilogue) that was used to provide words of wisdom related to what happened in the play and what the outcome was


  3. Thespisknown as the "inventor of tragedy"; in modern times actors are sometimes referred to as this-person's-name-ians; created the independent actor and dialogue; was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader himself; first person to create an acting troupe


  4. exodosthis was the first scene of the play (after the prologue), and it was used to provide important and relevant information regarding the play


  5. apotheosisascension to god-like status (a part of the tragic hero cycle, although this does not always happen)